Writers in the Sun

Writers and Scholars Kiese Laymon, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and Dr. Jamila Kareem

Sunday, January 30, 7-9 p.m. via Zoom


Novelist Chantel Acevedo

Friday, October 15, 7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Writers in the Sun is excited to host an online reading and Q&A event with Cuban-American novelist Chantel Acevedo. A former K-12 teacher and a winner of the Latino International Book Award, Chantel is the author of four novels for adults and two novels for young readers, and now directs the graduate program in creative writing at the University of Miami. Acevedo’s work has also been recognized as a finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and with starred reviews from Kirkus. You can learn more about Chantel and her work here

This event is sponsored by Writers in the Sun, the Department of English, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Burnett Honors College.

Friday, October 15, 2021

7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Free and open to the public

Click here to pre-register for the Zoom link.



The Cypress Dome Society and Department of English coordinate the Writers in the Sun (WITS) visiting author series, which brings several nationally-acclaimed authors to campus each year. Authors give public readings of their work, present talks on craft, visit classes, and meet with students informally.

Listen to our latest podcast of poet Tim Seibles.

For other audio interviews of Writers in the Sun guests–Jim Ray Daniels and Marya Hornbacher–check the link below for our YouTube channel.

Audio Interviews